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WordPress People! [Help!]

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SpellZ, May 2, 2009.

  1. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    This is for anyone who have ever set up a WordPress... thing...

    How hard is it?
    I'm designing a portfolio... and it just hit it...

    I should design it in WordPress... Why?
    Well because if I design it in Flash/HTML then I'm limited to 'promoting' the website. Meanwhile if I have a wordpress site, I can just use articles, plug them in... and quite soon it will start going up the rankings, no?
     
  2. Erik

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    Yeah it is easy. Give it a shot. If you have any trouble with anything, ask.
     
  3. bushwacka

    bushwacka Newbie

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    depends on what you want to do with it. setting up just a wordpress blog is as easy as doing it on blogger.
    but if you want to install wordpress on your own webspace, you can either go with hosting services that already offer wordpress or do it yourself, which only requires basic knowledge on how to upload stuff per ftp and creating a mysql database.

    if you have any specific questions, just ask away.
     
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    magcshroom Regular Member

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    It's very easy. Install with fantastico in cpanel and then just d/l a theme and plug in some content. It can be a bit harder if you edit the theme and change things around. But it's still much easier, atleast for me, than a html site.
     
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    richjerkoff Junior Member

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    Wordpress seems to be loved by Google so it makes sense to go with it. Being a template-based system it is easy to modify across the board instead of messing around with individual web pages.
     
  6. SpellZ

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    Guys, wow! Thank you so much!
    I'm amazed that on a Saturday morning everyone is so polite and helpful.

    Amazing...


    So yeah, I will go with a WordPress for sure..>
    But quick question,

    What do you edit your WP page with?
    For any HTML site, you can pop the images in Photoshop, change them, save them, write in the .HTML, and you are good. What about WordPress?

    A theme like this for example:

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    Like how hard.. or how easy? Is it to change the top image?
    Or the color of the buttons? Or the color of the background? etc?
     
  7. platinvm

    platinvm Senior Member

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    Wordpress is pretty easy to install and it really easy to find the plugins you want. You don't even need to use FTP to install plugins anymore.

    Eidt-

    you just download the image with any FTP and open it with photoshop then when your done with it you upload it back up.
     
  8. whitecat

    whitecat Registered Member

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    I agree. If you have a great domain name with a nice "meaty" keyword, and you couple it with the Platinum SEO plugin, you can almost not have traffic.
     
  9. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    Hahaha! Guess what I'm doing right now? [for the past 2 hours]
    sitting on Google Keywords Tool, and looking fo' sumsin' noice!:cool:
     
  10. Mysticus

    Mysticus Newbie

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    Mostly everything is handled with cascade style sheet - it's easy as long as you know a little bit of basic. To change the top image, you just replace the image file (that is in themefolder/images/) with your image. Colours and such are need to be changed in style.css (themefolder/style.css).
     
  11. projext

    projext Regular Member

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    You can also edit the html of the theme within wordpress with the theme editor...with the admin panel.

    Wordpress is simply superb
     
  12. SpellZ

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    Hmm... So you can't open it in dreamweaver and edit it Im guessing?


    Oh, and.. if you change the the background for one page, does it change for EVERY page? Or you need to go one by one and change it?
     
  13. SpellZ

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    AWESOME!


    Again, would it change for ONE page? Or for the whole thing?
     
  14. platinvm

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    Nope you just have to do it once, unless you want each page differnt.
     
  15. whitecat

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    An easy way to look at it is that each page is made up of different parts. Change the header, and the header will be changed on all the pages. Same with the footer and sidebar. Just make sure to keep backups of the original files, because it can be easy to "break" stuff if you aren't familiar with the different wp functions.
     
  16. SpellZ

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    Okay, one mor question


    Before I upload the entire wordpress thing to the site...
    Can I somehow edit it beforehand? Like in HTML.. you can make the entire site, upload it and done.

    Can you do the same thing with Wordpress? Or you can only make changes WHILE the site is up?
     
  17. jake3340

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    Uhm i dont thing you need wordpress for a portfolio since you are only going to show it to people you are offering a service too. Thats wat a portfolio is for no?
     
  18. SpellZ

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    You're right

    .. But I want to do enough SEO to it.
    Rank it high in my city, then move it all through out the web:p
     
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    I mean... I bought a website yesterday

    pretty much

    Keyword1+keyword2+keyword3 is searched, it gets 5900 views a month

    My website is

    Keyword1keyword2keyword3.com

    lol. very juicy.
     
  20. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    Anyone got an answer for that? =/